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Letter "E" » excellencies
«Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well; the chiefest part of which is to observe those excellencies which delight a reasonable reader»
«The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.»
«A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.»
Author: Joseph Addison
«The glorious uncertainty of the law was a thing well known and complained of, by all ignorant people, but all learned gentleman considered it as its greatest excellency»
«The greatest minds, as they are capable of the highest excellencies, are open likewise to the greatest aberrations»
«Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth, / That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? / Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds; / Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he? / He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.»
«The excellency of hogs is fatness, of men virtue»
«They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.»
«He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.»
«I have the honor to be, your Excellency's most obedient humble servant»